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All-European Show and Shine
Arbor Day Family Activities
Arbor Day Tree Planting
Art Exhibit: Buck Christensen
Art Exhibit: Dan Bishop
Art Exhibit: Omaha Artists, Inc.
Autumn and Japanese Ambience Festival
Easter Brunch
Easter Extravaganza
Fall Chrysanthemum Show
Garden Twilight
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Guild Holiday Wreath Sale
Guild Spring Luncheon and Lecture
Holiday Happening
Holiday Harmony
Holiday Poinsettia Show
Leashes at Lauritzen
Loveland Garden Club Lecture
Members Poinsettia Show Preview Party
Miracle on Farnam
Mobile Millennium Carillon
Mothers Day Brunch
National Poinsettia Day
National Public Gardens Day
Nebraska Wildflower Week
Omaha Gives!
Orchid Show
Railroad Days
Rose Day
Sandhill Crane Migration Trip
Sewer Separation Project
Spring Flower Show
Spring into Spring
St. Patrick's Day Lunch
Summer Solstice Lecture
Sweet Corn Festival
Tempo of Twilight
Valentine's Day Dinner
Visions of Lewis and Clark Kite Expo
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Events and Exhibits

Tuesdays, April 8 through October 28
  
Walking Club
Get your morning exercise with a refreshing and rejuvenating walk through the garden.

Saturday, April 26
  
TREEmendous Arbor Day Celebration
Don't miss this fun morning dedicated to trees with a variety of tree-themed educational activities for the whole family. The first 100 households will receive a FREE tree seedling!

Friday, May 9
  
National Public Gardens Day
Celebrate the public garden with FREE admission all day. Discover beautiful spring blooms and learn about the programs, events and displays at the garden throughout the year.

January 13 through May 11
  
Spring Flower Show: Polynesian Paradise
Whisk away winter's icy grip and escape into a Polynesian Paradise. Let colorful orchids and other tropical flora transport you to a lush paradise that celebrates the beauty and excitement of Polynesia's natural surroundings.

Tuesday, April 29
  
Guild Spring Luncheon featuring Natasha Lisitsa
Don't miss one of the most exciting and daring floral designers in the U.S., widely recognized for her larger-than-life installations, vivacious design style and innovative use of materials. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

May 3 through June 17
  
Art Exhibit: Omaha Artists, Inc.
An exhibition of art depicting flowers, landscapes and botanical themes in a variety of media by local artists.

May 3 through August 23
  
Visions of Lewis and Clark Kite Expo
Visions of Lewis and Clark is a unique historical art exhibit consisting of thirty kites commemorating Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery expedition. As part of this metro area event, two kites will be on display at Lauritzen Gardens from May 3 through August 23.

Sunday, May 11
  
Mother's Day Brunch
Mother’s Day Brunch at Lauritzen Gardens has become an annual tradition for many area families. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Please call Merri at (402) 346-4002, ext. 201 to inquire about our waiting list.

Mondays and Tuesdays During the Summer Months
  
Garden Twilight
Visit the garden during the twilight hours for a relaxing way to end the summer days.

May 17 and 18
  
Spring into Spring Festival and Plant Sale
A unique opportunity for the public to shop from an incredible variety of Lauritzen Gardens-grown plants and a hand-picked selection of plants from area garden clubs and vendors.

Wednesday, May 21
  
Omaha Gives!
A community-wide event to show off Omaha's spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofits and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make this city great. Anyone can participate and ANY AMOUNT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

May 24 through 26
  
Mobile Millennium Carillon Concerts
The Mobile Millennium Carillon is the larger of only two mobile carillons in the United States and awes audiences with its grand size and sound. Ring in Memorial Day with this magnificent instrument during performances at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day.

Monday, June 2
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Sunday, June 8
  
Rose Day
Join the Omaha Rose Society for their annual Rose Day and Show, to promote the culture and appreciation of the rose.

Tuesday, June 10
  
Tempo of Twilight featuring The Brits
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Tuesday, June 17
  
Tempo of Twilight featuring Happy Together
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

June 19, 2014
  
Summer Solstice Lecture featuring Evelyn Hadden
Join us for "Eco-friendly Gardens," a lecture specifically designed for gardeners who want to add sustainability and wildlife habitat, as well as functionality and beauty, to their gardens.

June 21 through August 5, 2014
  
Art Exhibit: Buck Christensen
As evidenced by the minimalist compositions in this collection, Christensen is rarely satisfied with anything more than a single flower against the sterility of a white background—an uncluttered stage.

Tuesday, July 1
  
Tempo of Twilight featuring DAYBREAK
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Monday, July 7
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

July 12 and 13, 2014
  
Railroad Days
Celebrate all things train and track while visiting the model railroad garden.

Tuesday, July 15
  
Tempo of Twilight featuring Peace, Love, Etc.
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Tuesday, July 29
  
Tempo of Twilight featuring Persuaders
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Monday, August 4
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

August 9 and 10, 2014
  
Sweet Corn Festival
Indulge in all things sweet corn during this summer fun festival at Lauritzen Gardens.

Tuesday, August 12
  
Tempo of Twilight featuring Blue House with the Rent to Own Horns
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Tuesday, August 26
  
Tempo of Twilight featuring Mighty Nish Band
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Monday, September 1
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Tuesday, September 2
  
Tempo of Twilight featuring The Grease Band
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

September 7
  
All-European Show and Shine
See fine European cars and motorcycles staged against a lush background.

September 19 through 21
  
Antique & Garden Show
Entering its second decade, the show brings a wide range of museum quality antiques, as well as renowned experts in antiques, gardening, art and design to Omaha. This year, you can learn from a celebrity designer, meet an iconic British celebrity and gain cooking tips from a local celebrity chef.

October 4 and 5
  
Autumn and Japanese Ambience Festival
For an entire weekend, the garden grounds are alive with merriment as guests celebrate the joys of autumn and experience the Japanese culture first-hand.

Sunday, October 26, 2014
  
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Dress in costume and trick-or-treat through the garden at various Halloween activity stations.

October 4 through November 23
  
Fall Chrysanthemum Show
Discover a fanciful world of fairies and flowers. Magic and mums combine in the indoor floral display hall to create an enchanting show that articulates the beauty of autumn with brightly colored chrysanthemums, unique design features, and a bit of imagination and whimsy.

November 28 through January 4
  
Holiday Poinsettia Show
Be amazed by this spectacular floral display featuring a 20-foot-tall poinsettia tree, model trains and other nostalgic decorations.

Select Sundays during the Holiday Season
  
Holiday Harmony
Listen to live holiday music that enhances the ambience of the festive surroundings and makes for a joyous afternoon outing.

Friday, December 12
  
National Poinsettia Day
Celebrate this national holiday, commemorating this gorgeous holiday plant, while visiting the poinsettia show. The first 100 households receive a free poinsettia.

December 13 and 14
  
Holiday Happening
Share holiday wishes with Santa, engage in make-and-take activities with the family and enjoy the holiday cheer.

Saturday, February 14, 2015
  
Valentines Day Dinner
Experience one of the most beautiful, exquisite Valentine’s Day dinners in Omaha, in the intimate surroundings of the visitor and education center.

March 29 and 30, 2014
  
Orchid Show
The 2014 Greater Omaha Orchid Society’s 27th Annual Orchid Show and Sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Visitors will get the opportunity to see and prime specimens of these exotic plants up close and purchase a plant of their own.

Saturday, April 19, 2014
  
Easter Extravaganza
Don't miss this morning of fun with crafts, egg hunts and photos with the Easter Bunny!

Sunday, April 20, 2014
  
Easter Brunch
An annual tradition for many area families, enjoy a fabulous Easter brunch in the gardens. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Please call Merri at (402) 346-4002, ext. 201 to inquire about our waiting list.
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